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    Tomboy is described as 'desktop note-taking application for Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day' and is a very popular Note-taking Tool in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Tomboy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Online / Web-based. Most alternatives are Note-taking Tools and Todo List Managers. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Google Keep or Microsoft OneNote. Other great apps like Tomboy are Notion (Free Personal), Simplenote (Free, Open Source), CherryTree (Free, Open Source) and Zim (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 4, 2022
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    1. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.
      Joplin vs Tomboy opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      SupraLance Links between notes is archaic, time-consuming, and hard-to-use in Joplin compared to automatic linking and note-creation in Tomboy. Joplin's addition of tags is welcome and can somewhat overcome this, but Joplin is definitely not a wiki and Tomboy users are used to wiki-like functionality. Anything without that is not a good alternative to Tomboy.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      Good markup. More options and better interface.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

    3. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
      Most users think Google Keep is a great alternative to Tomboy.
    4. Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.
      Microsoft OneNote vs Tomboy opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      thepisu The interface is not simple enough, and it's not quick to add small notes.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

    5. Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.
      Some users think Simplenote is a great alternative to Tomboy, some don't.

    6. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
    7. Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type.
      Zim vs Tomboy opinions
      Most users think Zim is a great alternative to Tomboy.
      SupraLance Zim adds table functionality and non-proprietary note storage to Tomboy's otherwise excellent features set, but doesn't auto-update links when you change the note name and requires extra typing to link notes that are in different subdirectories. You can open notes in their own windows like in Tomboy, but each window does not have it's own editor (separate windows are read only).
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      chavellas Zim has all features of tomboy and so much more. It's a great program!
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

    8. TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet.
    9. Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.
    10. Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.
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